Tuesday, 23 February 2016

Hamilton claims internal campaign Ukip against him is a "cancer

Disgraced former Conservative MP Neil Hamilton has described a campaign against his bid to stand as an AM for UKIP as a "cancer" that needs to be "cleansed".

According to BBC Wales

UKIP has launched an investigation after an anonymous leaflet criticising Mr Hamilton was sent to party members.

It described him as being "parachuted in" to the assembly contest and included what Mr Hamilton said were "libellous" claims about his past.

An email to UKIP members said the matter may be referred to police.

The email, leaked to BBC Wales, also included a passage written by Neil Hamilton in which he said UKIP Wales has "degenerated" during the selection process.H
e wrote.

"I know the vast majority of you will be shocked by the viciousness of this personal attack," 
"Please help me cleanse the party of this cancer and turn UKIP Wales into a fighting force to dominate Welsh politics."

Mr Hamilton has told BBC Wales he has been selected to fight the Carmarthen East and Dinefwr constituency at the election.

He is also in the running for a regional list slot.

So it seems the selection process has been carried out, so why have we not had an official statement from Ukip on the nominations.

In the email to party members, party official Piers Wauchope said:

 "Many of you have received an anonymous leaflet through the post concerning Neil Hamilton.
"The distribution of this leaflet is not only a breach of our campaigning rules, but was distributed with the aid of a UKIP database that could only have come from a source within the party.
"A full investigation will be made within the party, and if necessary the results will be handed over to the police.
"This election must be conducted within the rules, and I cannot have the election derailed by the criminal activity of a person or persons within the party."

In the email, Neil Hamilton said:

"This libellous leaflet recycled a Guardian newspaper cutting from 1996, falsely claiming I took large sums of money as an MP to ask parliamentary questions.
"The Inland Revenue dismissed these allegations as lies after their top forensic accountants (the Special Compliance Office) completed an exhaustive two-year investigation of all Christine's and my financial affairs during ten tax years, 1987-97.
"The SCO also found that all my parliamentary expenses were legitimately claimed.
"The leaflet was distributed, using an up-to-date UKIP membership list. This raises disturbing questions about the probity of one or more party officials. It also shows the sorry state into which we as a party have degenerated in this election and the urgent need for reform."
In it he described himself as a "proud Welshman" and rejected claims he has been "parachuted in", saying: "I am no 'parachutist' into Wales and I resent that malicious abuse.

I am once again very sorry for this but  here is Mostyn Neil Hamilton and his odious wife singing the  World Cup Song - "England are Jolly Dee!"

As well as dropping his first name  Hamilton, also seemed to lose his Welsh accent somewhere. I've heard his father speak and he sounded nothing like his son.

God help us if he manages somehow to enter the Assembly .

1 comment:

  1. Poor wee soul, don't you know that for people like Neil Hamilton it is a case of "it is in the past, get over it". For everyone else they have to be scrupulously clean. We know this too well given the press that MP's of a certainly party have had to put up with, poor wee Neil, as we say in Scotland, aye right.